Mathematics

Critical Thinking - Math is More than Computation A firm grasp of mathematical concepts is fundamental to success in math. Students must have a thorough understanding of the mathematical processes and know how to use the processes to produce accurate solutions. While memorization is an essential component in math, students need to pair comprehension with the math concepts that they have memorized in order to succeed in higher-level mathematics. A major goal of the Secondary Math program (grades 7-12) is to help students become critical thinkers and life-long problem solvers. Education is more that just getting good grades. It is learning to think for oneself. Students are encouraged not only to perform calculations but also to be able to explain and justify answers by applying critical-thinking skills. Our academically rigorous materials prepare students to excel in standardized assessments as well as college-level mathematics. —BJU Press

Fundamentals of Math

Angela Farthing, Instructor

Using the Bob Jones Fundamentals of Math textbook, this class will review and refine necessary skills needed for Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. Whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, rational numbers, percents, measurement, geometry, area/volume, probability/statistics, integers, algebra, and relations/functions will be covered. No high school credit awarded for this course.

Prerequisite: Students must have proficiency with multiplication tables through 12.

Textbook: BJU Fundamentals of Math Student Text (2nd edition)

                  BJU Fundamentals of Math Tests  (2nd edition)

Pre-Algebra

Angela Farthing, Instructor

Using the Bob Jones Pre-Algebra textbook, this course will develop and refine necessary skills needed for Algebra I. A thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals will be given, as well as using algebraic expressions and linear equations throughout the course. (Some accountability associations award high school credit for this course if taken in 9th grade. Check with your association. If you are taking this for a high school credit, you will need to speak with Mrs. Farthing.)

Prerequisite:   Fundamentals of Math or a placement test

Textbooks:  BJU Pre-Algebra Student Text  (2nd edition), ISBN: 1628562919      
BJU Pre-Algebra Test Pack  (2nd edition), ISBN: 1591665485

Algebra 1 (College Prep with Honors option)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

This course provides the foundation for secondary mathematics study and focuses on the integration of algebraic concepts in technology and real-life applications. It begins with a review of the real number system, its operations, variables, and solving variable equations. Students then explore inequalities; absolute value; and the simplification, solving, graphing and interpretation of linear, exponential, radical, quadratic, and rational functions both manually and with technology.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra (Grade of 80 or above)

Required Texts:  BJU Algebra 1 Student Text  (3rd edition), ISBN: 1606820451      
BJU Algebra 1 Test Pack  (3rd edition), ISBN: 1606820478

Calculator Required: TI-84 Plus

Summer work is recommended.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you with recommendations.

Geometry (College Prep with Honors option)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

This course covers concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Topics will include reasoning, constructions, discovering and proving properties of triangles, polygons, and circles, area, Pythagorean’s Theorem, volume, and trigonometry.  An honors option is available. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 (Grade of 80 or above)

Required Texts:  Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach, 4e,  ISBN: 978-55953-882-4, Copyright 2008   Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Solutions Manual, 4e, ISBN: 978-1-55953-890-9

(Please check with Mrs. Freeman before purchasing the texts and Solutions Manuals.  She has some available to rent for the year.)

 

Algebra 2 (College Prep with Honors option)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

This course develops algebraic thinking skills and improves manipulation skills.  With an emphasis on thinking and reasoning skills, discussions center upon quadratic equations, polynomials, complex numbers, and trigonometry. Operations, linear equations, linear relations, polynomial functions, radicals, complex numbers, inverse functions, probability & statistics, and other elements are also explored.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry (Grade of 80 or above).

Required Materials:  BJU Algebra 2 Student Text  (3rd edition), ISBN: 1606821989      
BJU Algebra 2 Tests  (3rd edition), ISBN: 1606824597

Calculator Required: TI-84 Plus

Summer work is recommended.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you with recommendations.

Pre-Calculus (College Prep with Honors option)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

This course prepares students for studying Calculus by reviewing previously covered algebra topics and delving further into the study of functions.  Topics will include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, analytic geometry, sequences, and probability.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 (Grade of 80 or above).

Required Texts:  Blitzer Algebra and Trigonometry, 5e, ISBN: 0-321-83724-X, Copyright 2014                Student’s Solution Manual for Algebra and Trigonometry, 5e, ISBN: 0-321-83736-3

Calculator Required: TI-84 Plus

Recommended for Reinforcement: Videos on DVD for Algebra and Trigonometry 4e,  ISBN: 0-321-57546-6

Summer work is recommended.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you with recommendations.